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A Practical Guide to Human Factors in Healthcare

Friday 4 Feb 2022


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Find out more about virtual attendance

Aimed at Clinicians and Managers, this national virtual conference will provide a practical guide to human factors in healthcare, and how a human factors approach can improve patient care, quality, process and safety.

“Today, patient harm due to unsafe care is a large and growing global public health challenge and is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Most of this patient harm is avoidable”

WHO, 2021

“There are signs that the NHS is starting to take human factors seriously—and Covid-19 is a driver.”

BMJ August 2020

“Human factors understanding focuses on optimising human performance through better understanding the behaviour of individuals, their interactions, with each other and with their environment. In health care, it underpins patient safety, offering an integrated approach to quality improvement and clinical excellence.”

Health Education London 2020

“It is human to make mistakes so we – the NHS – need to continuously reduce the potential for error by learning and acting when things go wrong…Patient safety specialist should have oversight of and provide support for patient safety activities across their organisations. Part of their role will be to ensure that systems thinking, human factors and just culture principles are embedded in all patient safety activity.”

The NHS Patient Safety Strategy

“Getting the human factors right minimises error, and maximises performance. It makes it easier to do the right thing, and harder to do the wrong thing. Over 1.3 million people work in the NHS, treating more than a million patients a day. We need to ensure that our staff are equipped with the underlying principles that enable them to be flexible enough and resilient and resilient enough to deliver high quality care, for the safety of our patients. Having an understanding of human factors is one way to address this.”

Health Education England 2021

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to embed a human factors approach
  • Learn from outstanding practice in using human factors and ergonomics to improve patient safety and quality
  • Reflect on national developments and learning including the patient safety syllabus and new role of patient safety specialist
  • Understand the tools and methodology
  • Develop your skills in training and educating frontline staff in human factors
  • Understand how you can improve patient safety incident investigation by using a human factors approach
  • Learn from case studies demonstrating the practical application of human factors to improve patient care

Chair & Speakers Include:

Mr Perbinder Grewal

General & Vascular Surgeon and Human Factors Trainer

Ms Emma Crumpton

Chartered Ergonomist and Physiotherapist
System Concepts Limited

Dr Claudia Ganado

Neonatal Consultant and Neonatal Lead for Quality Governance Human Factors and Team Effectiveness
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Helen Hughes

Chief Executive
Patient Safety Learning

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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